What exactly is Ytsara Moham?
It’s a Thai style massage incorporating royal Thai pressure points over a towel, using a hot herbal poultice containing cinnamon and indigo. We also do gentle stretching and a deep tissue oil massage. It’s 80 minutes long including a hand and foot cleanse at the beginning to rid the body of negative energy, followed by the Royal Thai massage itself, and then the Poultice.
Where does it come from?
It stems from royal traditions in Thailand as do all the Ytsara treatments we do here. Ytsara use quite strong essential oils and the Royal Thai comes from a history when therapists were not allowed to touch members of the royal family, so all massage had to be performed on pressure points over a towel. The poultice contains medicinal roots with the herbs and spices.
What is it supposed to do?
The main purpose is to ease aches and pains, and it also uses the ancient healing arts of the Hamong Shaman, which is where the poultice comes in.
Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?
The treatment rooms are dark and warm and we have a steamer to create a humid warmth, which adds to the atmosphere, warms the muscles, helps relaxation.
Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?
Beforehand I would just recommend that guests use the spa facilities – sauna and steam room to heat the muscles, and have a herbal tea in the relaxation room. Afterwards, relax and drink lots of fluids because it is a deep tissue massage and water will help prevent headaches.
Is there anyone you particularly recommend this treatment for?
It’s great for anyone who does a lot of exercise and therefore has a lot of tension – the deep tissue and stretching is good for that – especially if you have problems with flexibility.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment and why?
Anyone with major medical issues, pregnant women, and only for anyone over the age of 16.
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